Modern Bio-adhesive Super Glue Vein Treatment (VenaSeal Closure system)

Oaklands Hospital offers the latest in varicose vein treatments for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

Varicose vein treatment for cosmetic reasons is rarely available on the NHS. We understand the distress that unsightly varicose veins can cause and we regularly treat patients with varicose veins for cosmetic reasons.

Mr Asad Rahi offers convenient appointments to discuss your individual varicose vein treatment options with the choice of modern walk in walk out procedures including.

More information on Mr Rahi can also be found here.

What is Venaseal or Superglue Treatment?

The Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment  is a new way of closing the main vein in the leg that causes varicose veins (usually either the great saphenous vein GSV or the small saphenous vein SSV or both). When the Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment is performed, only one needle hole is needed per vein treated as there is no need for the additional injections of local anaesthetic around the vein – unlike endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation.

Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment for varicose veins reduces the number of injections significantly, if additional procedures are needed such as phlebectomies, then further injections may be needed. Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment for varicose veins is so new, the cost is currently significantly higher than that of endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation.

Therefore we are very happy to offer the “superglue” treatment to patients who wish to have this treatment, provided that they understand that:

  • Although there will be fewer injections, it will not be an injection free procedure
  • That the medium to long-term success of the procedure is unknown at present as it is so new
  • Insurance companies do not currently cover it as it is so new

Once a duplex ultrasound scan has been performed to identify exactly how many veins and what pattern of venous reflux needs treatment, we will be very happy to quote a price for the Sapheon Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment based on each patient’s individual needs.

As a new procedure, the Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment does  not currently covered by private medical insurance. It is therefore only available to those patients who are paying for themselves and wish to undergo this procedure. 

In addition, not every patient is suitable for the Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment. As such all patients will have to undergo our usual consultation and a venous duplex ultrasonography to find out exactly what is going on inside the legs and find out which veins are involved before a decision as to whether Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment is possible in their legs.

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